Oakland Downed 7-5 By New York - Gio Gonzalez Takes Loss
Oakland dropped a 7-5 decision at Yankee Stadium on Sunday as New York legged out a win behind winning pitcher Bartolo Colon.
New York was favored by -162 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 9.5.
New York got 7 innings from Bartolo Colon, who gave up 2 earned runs on 8 hits, while striking out 4. He earned the victory, while the Yankees got 2 RBIs from Curtis Granderson in the win.
Oakland got a 4 2/3-inning outing from Gio Gonzalez in the loss. He gave up 6 earned runs, 3 walks and 7 hits in his time on the mound, while Hideki Matsui had 5 hits in the loss for the Athletics.
The battle of the bats favored Oakland as they had 15 hits, while New York only had 9.
Mariano Rivera pitched the final 1 1/3 innings for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 4 hits in his outing.
Next game, New York takes its act home to face Seattle looking for another win. For Oakland, they head home to face Tampa Bay.